Peaches & cream pie from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen

  • ground allspice
  • ground cardamom
  • ground cinnamon
  • sour cream
  • rolled oats
  • peaches
  • cream cheese
  • EYB Comments

    Can substitute any ripe summer fruit for peaches.

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Notes about this recipe

  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute any ripe summer fruit for peaches.

  • julesamomof2 on June 26, 2019

    This tasted good, but was browner than pictured and didn't really look all that special or appetizing to be honest. It was also hard to tell when it was done, although the recipe timing ended to work fine for me. I had no problems with the crust and was happy with how easy this was to put together.

  • anya_sf on July 05, 2018

    The crust was tricky. I melted the butter in hopes that it would be easier to press in the pan, but it was still difficult. A silicone spatula proved to be the best tool to press it in, plus the folded kitchen towel to fix it after baking. Still, the edges crumbled. I was so worried about overbaking the pie that I feared I underbaked it (after 40 minutes in the oven). The outer edges were set and the center slightly wobbly, but it also looked rather runny. I decided to let it cool in the oven, cheesecake-style, after turning the oven off. It actually turned out nearly perfect - very creamy and smooth. It was delicious and I'd definitely make it again, although perhaps with modifications to the crust. I served it well chilled.

  • mrshalf on November 01, 2017

    I made six of these pies one day to give to friends. Although they all loved them (I mean who doesn't love a surprise of pie!), I didn't think after all the pies I've made that this type is a keeper for us. It was meh at room temp and looked mushy. It was a little better cold - I guess we're just traditional peach pie fans, I'll save the "cream" for chocolate cream pies, lol.

  • Astrid5555 on August 09, 2015

    We really liked this pie a lot! The oat crumble crust is delicious and goes really well with the custard and the peaches. A very quick pie to make compared to some others from the book.

  • twoyolks on July 28, 2015

    I really liked this pie. The oatmeal crust really compliments the peaches and cream. The spices are also a nice touch.

  • clkandel on July 14, 2015

    This recipe doesn't work at room temperature, but is much better chilled.

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